U.S. Department of State Scholarship Study Abroad Programs for U.S. High School Students

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) provides more than 1,000 scholarships for U.S. high school students to study abroad for a few weeks, summer, or an academic year in more than 25 countries.  These exchange programs prepare young Americans to succeed in the 21st century’s global economy by developing foreign language skills, increasing cross-cultural understanding, strengthening confidence and leadership capacity, and fostering new academic insights and ambitions.   

Applications are now being received for the following scholarship programs.  Please share this information widely with teachers, students, parents, and others in your networks.   

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX):  Live with a host family and attend high school in Germany.  

Application Deadline:  November 1, 2023 

Length:  Academic Year  

Future Leaders Exchange Abroad (FLEX Abroad):  Live with a host family and attend high school in Georgia, Kazakhstan, or Poland  

Application Deadline:   December 6, 2023 

Length:  Academic Year 

Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study Abroad (YES Abroad):  Live with a host family and attend high school in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, or Europe  

Application Deadline:  December 6, 2023 

Length:  Academic Year 

National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y):  Immerse yourself in Arabic, Indonesian, Mandarin, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Russian, or Turkish language learning 

Application Deadline:  November 2, 2023 

Length:  Six-seven weeks in summer or Academic Year 

Youth Ambassadors:  Learn about civic education and develop leadership skills in the Caribbean and South or Central America  

Application Deadline:  November 13, 2023 

Length:  Two-three weeks in summer 

Programs cover international airfare, tuition, program costs, meals, and living accommodations (often with a host family), among other things.  There are no language prerequisites, except for select Youth Ambassadors programs.  Applicants must be between the ages of 15 and 18.5 when the program starts. The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs strives to represent the diversity of the U.S. and societies abroad in its programs. 

Another way to bring the world to your home or classroom is by hosting an international exchange student. Almost 2,000 high school students representing over 50 countries participate in highly competitive U.S. State Department programs to study in the United States each academic year on the CBYXFLEX, and YES programs.  

For more information and outreach materials, please visit https://exchanges.state.gov/highschool and hosting.state.gov.  

Please email us at youthprograms@state.gov with any questions.  


Youth Programs Division  
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs  
U.S. Department of State  

HS Study Abroad Scholarships Fact Sheet_Deadlines_2023

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